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Trailer for Ridley Scott’s Raised by Wolves is giving us strong Alien vibes

Executive producer Ridley Scott’s sci-fi series Raised by Wolves is coming to HBO Max in September. Androids struggle to raise human children on a mysterious planet in the first trailer for Raised by Wolves, a new sci-fi series coming to HBO Max, courtesy of none other than Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, etc., etc.). Created by …

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Star Trek: Lower Decks review: Comfort food with a comic twist

Enlarge / Ensigns Tendi (Noël Wells), Rutherford (Eugene Cordero), Boimler (Jack Quaid), and Mariner (Tawny Newsome) reporting for duty. YouTube/CBS All Access Star Trek has been many things in the past 54 years: eight television series, 13 films, the better part of a thousand total novels, and the beating heart that arguably created modern fandom …

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Mulan skips US theaters, will debut on Disney+ Sept 4—for an extra $30 [Updated]

Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei) tries to be the perfect woman. Disney She just doesn’t have a knack for traditional skills. YouTube/Disney Hua Zhou (Tzi Ma) has no sons and offers himself to serve once more in the emperor’s army. YouTube/Disney Mulan, her mother, and sister Hua Xiu (Xana Tang) are dismayed. YouTube/Disney Mulan rides off …

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Genki Covert is a $75 ultra-portable dock for Nintendo Switch

Clockwise from the top: a Nintendo Switch resting in an official Nintendo dock, a Switch Joy-Con, and the Genki Covert third-party dock. Jim Salter The Genki Covert sports one set of folding US-style AC prongs (global adapter set included in box), with one HDMI out, one USB 3.1 Type A, and one USB 3.1 Type …

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How cell phones and Facebook are changing remote Nunatsiavut

Enlarge / The town of Nain. Dennis Minty/Adventure Canada Moravian missionaries arrived in Canada in the 1700s, forever altering the future of the country’s Inuit population. Beginning in the 19th century, Inuit children were taken away from their families and forced to attend residential schools (boarding schools), where they were not allowed to speak their …

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Microsoft confirms “free-to-play multiplayer” for Halo Infinite [Updated]

Halo is for everyone. We can confirm #HaloInfinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120FPS on Xbox Series X. More details will be shared later! pic.twitter.com/9bIrppFiON — Halo (@Halo) July 31, 2020 Update, 5:02pm ET: Since our story went live this morning, Microsoft has confirmed the below leak as authentic. Halo Infinite will indeed …

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Flight Simulator hands-on: Microsoft looks different 20,000 feet in the air

This opening gallery includes screen captures provided by Microsoft. Based on our extensive hands-on time, we believe they’re wholly reflective of real in-game performance. Microsoft / Asobo Volumetric cloud rendering, plus a detailed, algorithmically generated city below: that’s the good MSFS stuff. Microsoft / Asobo No, it’s not the “coffee shops” in Amsterdam having this …

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TikTok chief Kevin Mayer launches stinging attack on Facebook

Enlarge / Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019. Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Kevin Mayer, the chief executive of TikTok, has accused Facebook of trying to destroy the Chinese app’s US business by smearing it with “maligning attacks.” In his first …

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Review: Rosamund Pike is riveting as Marie Curie in uneven biopic Radioactive

Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Curie in the film Radioactive, now streaming on Amazon Prime. A resolute young woman in Paris in the 1890s sets the scientific world ablaze with her revolutionary discoveries in Radioactive, a film about the life of Marie Curie, based on the 2010 graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A …

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An Ars roundup of the many trailers unveiled this weekend during [email protected]

Enlarge / Several studios unveiled new teasers and trailers for their 2020 fall series during [email protected] Sean Carroll (AMC/Hulu/HBO/Fox/Amazon) People might not be able to flock to San Diego Comic Con this year in person, but the virtual convention, [email protected], has been running all weekend, with countless panels, sneak peeks, and teasers and trailers for …

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